Another book-tag! 😀 And this one has such a fabulous theme too! Thank you Sripurna for tagging me! (although I did have to pester you at school for it…)
Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover
The title was pathetic, at least to me. The summary made me think of those typical high-school-drama novels that I always tend to avoid. But that broken glass on the cover. That’s what got me to give the book a try. As it turned out, the book was better than I’d thought it would be… although I still don’t know what to think of the ending…
Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary
They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence.
But I’m not innocent.
I haven’t been for a very long time.
My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams.
I never even had a choice.
I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs.
I’m ready to take back what was always meant to be mine.
But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it’s the heart.
That’s the Goodreads summary of Bang by E. K. Blair. It was enough to get me to read it, even though I didn’t like the name of the book (I still don’t). It’s really well-written with a fabulous plot, (although some parts are just… eww. Trust me.) and it’s got pretty good reviews and ratings, which it totally deserves. It’s a crazy book with an even crazier ending (till now I’m kind of contemplating what happened). I just know that I wasn’t able to put it down until I’d read till the very end – it was that gripping. Actually, just go and check it out yourselves. But be warned, as Goodreads says:
**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only as some scenes may be particularly disturbing.**
And this is VERY true. I can read just about anything, but this book does have some real hard-to-digest scenes. Sensitive readers, stay 5.637 miles away. At least.
(I think I might do a review on this book, actually, but it’s not gonna be too soon. I have too many pending posts right now.)
Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing
I finally managed to read this book. And I… am totally at a loss for words. I’ll only say one thing: if there’s anyone who hasn’t read this book yet… go. and. read. it. NOW.
Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pursue the rest of the series
Like Sripurna, I don’t know how many to name.
There’s The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan…
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (although it’s considered to be the prequel and separate from the series)…
Divergent by Veronica Roth…
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins…
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling ❤
and the latest one…
Bang by E. K. Blair. I have to read the next books…
Phase 5 – Late night phone calls: A book that kept you up all night long
Beloved by Toni Morrison.
And when I was younger…
And when I was even younger…
I think this is the first book that had managed to scare me.
Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book that you could not stop thinking about
Every book I’ve ever read. I swear, whenever I finish reading a book, it’s literally the only thing on my mind (well, apart from homework, of course 😛 ). Most of the time I just fangirl and blabber to anyone who’ll listen, but some books… they’ve either made me feel so stunned or shocked or dazed or… (well, you get it, don’t you?) that I just stay quiet and… think. Like Gone Girl, for instance.
But to this day, I believe the most time I’ve given to thinking about a book is…
And I’m not kidding here! I’ve spent hours and hours –
1. Thinking about the all loopholes in this book (and the entire series)
2. Trying to find out what exactly people find in this series that makes them love it so much
3. Wondering why I don’t manage to find those stuff
4. Muling over the idea of a sparkling vampire and how ridiculous it is…
Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book in which you love the way it feels
I mainly read e-books because they’re easier to read (and because I read them faster) … and I can’t really feel them in that way. But if I’m talking about the feels given by the books.. I think I’d go for Bang by E. K. Blair. Because that’s literally the only one coming to my mind right now.
because I’m never happy with only one answer, I’m also gonna add:
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Parkins. Ah, all the cute feels that I got with this book… ❤
Phase 8 – Meeting the Parents: A book in which you would recommend to your friends and family
Just One Wish by Janette Rallison has a quite simple plot – nothing that’ll blow off your mind (though Annika as a character definitely has the potential to do that). However, it’s got a perfect combination of everything required for melting your heart – whether with its warmth and love or with its grief. And it’s a book which I can recommend even to my non-reader friends and family members, because I know they’ll love it.
Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series that you know you’ll re-read many times in the future
Due to obvious reasons.
Again, the reason’s obvious.
Phase 10 – Share the love!!! Who would you like to tag?
…and anyone else who wants to do this tag! Have fun! 😀